Tag Archives: Perfection

Why It Matters

Why It Matters

A few weeks ago I had an intriguing discussion with my father-in-law about the movie La La Land. I was telling him how I loved the movie, despite the sad ending, and he said that this was a perspective he couldn’t understand. “There’s enough sadness in the real world that I don’t want it in… Continue Reading

Perfectionism Strikes Again: Messy Toddlers, the Enneagram, and a Trip to Costco That Sent Me Into the Arms of God

Perfectionism Strikes Again: Messy Toddlers, the Enneagram, and a Trip to Costco That Sent Me Into the Arms of God

I was walking through Costco last week when I saw her: she was impeccably dressed, in a fitted pencil skirt and ironed blouse more suited to a day in the office than a morning spent running errands. The items in her cart were neatly stacked, each one strategically placed to make room for all of… Continue Reading

#momlife

#momlife

Every mother can attest to the momentousness of one’s first full calendar year as a parent. It’s incredible how a tiny little person can transform our world, adding weight and meaning to holidays and events that might previously have gone underappreciated or even unnoticed. So many firsts! So much that is new! With milestones and… Continue Reading

Quotable // from Ann Voskamp

Quotable // from Ann Voskamp

“Life is pain—and you get to choose: either the pain of discipline or the pain of disappointment.” ~ Ann Voskamp For more of Ann’s thoughts on pushing through perfectionism to conquer procrastination, check out this awesome post. Then get ready to be inspired to do hard things in the coming year! Continue Reading

The Big Magic of Little Things

The Big Magic of Little Things

We’re less than two weeks into 2016, but last December has already become a distant memory. Like nearly every family in my personal circles, ours kicked off the new year with a bout of sickness: first Luke was hit, then me, and now poor Charlie is down for the count. Between the frenzy of the… Continue Reading

“You are my child. I love you.”

“You are my child. I love you.”

Last week in my MOPS group, one of the other women commented on how there’s nothing like becoming a parent to evoke feelings of self doubt. I felt comforted to hear my own thoughts echoed by another mom (especially from this particular mom, who also happens to be a pediatrician—it’s nice to know that even… Continue Reading